Cryptowall 3.0 Virus – Removal Instructions

Cryptowall 3.0 is a the newest addition in the family line of ransomware viruses. The Cryptowall 3.0 virus is just like other malwares, but it has a new method of encryption. Cryptowall 3.0 virus has a main method of attack that is by stealing money from computer users who are inexperienced. Analysts have been observing the attacks of this ransomware, because Cryptowall 3.0‘s way of attacking looks like a growing trend of how other rising ransomwares might appear in the future. It shows a pattern that is helpful in determining how to stop this. These types of virus threatens the computer user that it will block the user from accessing any of his files.

Cryptowall 3.0 then sends a fake police message so the user will believe it is legit. Therefore, he needs to pay, because it was the police who sent the warning. The hackers make the victim believe that the blocking of the files is part of the penalty of not abiding by the laws. Now, he has to pay for the “fine” to avoid prosecution, which is the ransom in reality. Cryptowall 3.0 is a lot like other ransomwares discussed previously such as CoinVault and KeyBTC.


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Cryptowall 3.0, however, is not that much the same as well. Rather than blocking the computer access of the user, it blocks internet access. Yes, internet access instead of computer access. Also, instead of changing the wallpaper, Cryptowall 3.0 uses the victim’s browser to display its message. With this comes the instructions on how to pay the fine to avoid further punishment. Cryptowall 3.0 also makes unnecessary and unwanted changes in the browser setting just to make sure that the virus will be irremovable nor even be closed. Cryptowall 3.0‘s attack varies depending on the victim’s location. After it screens the victim’s country and browsing location, Cryptowall 3.0 impersonates or copies the local police agency.

That’s why they can send fake police warnings and messages. Some of the countries that were targeted with the Cryptowall 3.0 virus are Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Australia, Canada, and United Kingdom. The worse news is the Cryptowall 3.0 virus is still spreading around the globe. The good news though, is that the server is found in Saint Petersburg in the Russian Federation. Just a reminder for everyone, the police will never ever use a malware to punish illegal acts. You cannot correct what is wrong by using another wrong thing, because it will produce much more wrong results.

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Cryptowall 3.0 Virus Removal Instructions

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the Cryptowall 3.0 virus.

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** PLEASE NOTE: If the Cryptowall 3.0 Virus is on a computer running “WINDOWS 8” see the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions

Remember: you must be on the infected computer when performing these 3 easy steps to remove the virus.

STEP 1: Start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking
a. Before starting this step, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you write down our 24HR Toll Free tech support phone number incase you run into any issues or would like any additional help with your PC.

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b. To begin, go ahead and turn off the infected computer and wait roughly 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

c. Next Immediately as the computer begins to turn on, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu. You should see an image like the one below.

Selection the option Safe Mode with Networking

d. Next use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option and the computer will begin to boot into safe mode.

STEP 2: Download the Cryptowall 3.0 Virus Removal Program

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a. Now it is time to open the “Run Command” box.

b.On your keyboard, push and hold the “Windows” key, then press the “R” key. See keyboard diagram below.

Keyboard Shortcut Diagram

c. After you have pressed the “Windows” and “R” key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type the following and press OK:


Windows Run Box

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

STEP 3: Installing the Cryptowall 3.0 Virus Removal Program
a. When you see the download box, click the “Run” button. The picture of the download box is below.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

b. Now you should be downloading a program called “Spyhunter 4” this program has been developed by a company called Enigma Software. Through their extensive work on Malware research they have developed one of the worlds most successful Virus and Malware removal programs. This program offers easy “point and click” virus removal for Cryptowall 3.0.

c. After this program runs the scan, you should see a list of “threats” found on your computer. These Threats can be very harmful and may ruin the computer if not removed. To remove these threats click “fix Threats” and then “register” the program to permanently remove the Cryptowall 3.0 virus and any other threats found.

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*** After registering Spyhunter4 we highly recommend restarting the computer. Then we would like you to make sure everything is working properly. You should notice that the Cryptowall 3.0 virus has been completely removed. If it has not been removed or the computer is not working 100% to your liking call us immediately at 1-888-895-6053 and one of our techs will help get it working properly again.

Need further assistance? Call us toll free and one of our friendly technicians will kindly walk you through the virus removal process.

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